Consider a gap year with Projects Abroad

July 18, 2011 at 12:11 pm 1 comment

Looking out from Kripalu, there was a rainbow.

Toward the end of May, my mom and I took our annual trip to Kripalu.  Kripalu is one of the largest yoga centers in the U.S., and is a place of healing, learning, and respite.  Kripalu offers a volunteer program where chosen applicants live, eat, and participate at Kripalu in exchange for 35 hours of work per week.  This is definitely a bohemian gap year.  However, while I was participating in a sharing circle, I met a woman whose two children have both volunteered abroad.  Each time they organized their trips through  Projects Abroad.  This website offers volunteer and internship opportunities abroad, focusing on the following areas:

  • Care
  • Teaching
  • Conservation & Environment
  • Sports
  • Culture & Community
  • Archaeology
  • Building
  • Performing Arts
  • Medicine & Healthcare
  • Journalism
  • Law & Human Rights
  • Business
  • Veterinary Medicine & Animal Care

The website is fairly easy to navigate, and you can choose according to projects, destinations, or price.  This is a great resource if you have a good chunk of money to spend on your gap year, want to live with a host family, and are interested in any of the areas listed above.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Nick  |  August 3, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Interesting ideas for a gap year. I have never heard of Kripalu before but will look into it a bit more


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